First Day of Language School: The Journey Begins


Yesterday, I began a 10-month intensive language program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language in Yokohama (hereafter referred to as “IUC” or “IUC Yokohama”). 50 students make up this year’s class—you can see our hopeful shining faces and those of the IUC staff in the class above. This is a very exciting opportunity for me, since IUC Yokohama offers an extremely comprehensive language program that is targeted toward people who need fluency to engage in academic research and professional work. It’ll be a tough 10 months, but hopefully I will come out of it with tangible results. Anyway, I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about it on this blog in the future, so stay tuned!

If you’re interested in the nitty gritty of the IUC program, the blog What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies? has put together an impressive rundown of the first and second halves of the program from the perspective of a former student.

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